Department Program Goals

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Student Learning Outcomes

SLO #1.  The students will have the knowledge of domesticated production and companion animal nutrition, health status and physiology.

*Student Learning Outcome Competencies for SLO # 1.

At the time of graduation, an Animal Science student should be able to master and demonstrate core discipline knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Large animal ethology and animal husbandry skills
  • Small and companion animal ethology and animal husbandry skills
  • Large and small animal nutrition knowledge
  • Mammalian animal genetics
  • Animal reproduction
  • Veterinary  medical sciences: endocrinology, immunology, pharmacology and biotechnology applications
  • Animal diseases and herd health
  • Food safety principles
  • Animal anatomy and physiology
  • Basic animal research techniques and methodology

Student learning measures:  Formative assessment; Students will score 70% or better to advance to the next level of summative assessment.  Senior Summative Assessment; Students will score 70% or better on the senior exit examination.   Individual areas of deficiencies will be assessed.

Senior Student projects will be evaluated.  Students will score 70% or better to meet the assessment criteria of this SLO

SLO #2.  The students will learn to evaluate and understand the factors that influence the impact of animal health, animal welfare and animal care on; other animals, people, society and the environment.

*Student Learning Competencies for SLO # 2.

At the time of graduation students will have knowledge of and be able to critically evaluate the factors affecting:

  • Zoonotic diseases and their relationships to people and society.
  • Production animals and the environment.
  • Companion animals and their influence upon society.
  • The human animal bond.
  • The ethical issues surrounding the use of animals for food, fiber and research.
  • A scientific approach to the evaluation of animal life by society.